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You can earn an associate degree in Biology at FRCC and transfer to Colorado public four-year schools.

Multiple Career Paths

A degree in Biology opens the door to careers as a:

  • Doctor
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist

Biology Degree and Course Information

There are multiple ways to pursue a degree in biology. It is very important to work with your Pathways Advisor to develop the best academic plan based on where you are starting, and where you are hoping to transfer.

  • For students who want to complete a degree in biology and are academically prepared to take college chemistry (CHE 111) and calculus (MAT 201), the A.S. in Biology may be the most direct path to a Bachelor’s degree in this field.
  • The requirements for biology degrees at transfer institutions are highly variable. Therefore, a general A.S. degree may be a better fit.

It is strongly recommended that you meet with your Pathways Advisor to create the best academic plan for you.

Transfer Degree

With this Associate of Science in Biology degree, you can transfer to the following Colorado public four-year schools:

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado State University - Fort Collins     
  • Colorado State University - Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver      
  • University of Colorado - Boulder     
  • University of Colorado - Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University
Be sure to talk with an advisor when selecting your courses to ensure you will complete your degree on time with the classes you need.

Paid Internship Opportunity

Geo-Launchpad is a paid summer internship open to all Colorado community college students to develop research skills for a career in science, engineering, or technology. This eleven week program takes place at UNAVCO located in Boulder, CO from mid-May to early-August. Learn more.

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Guaranteed Transfer

An A.A. or A.S. degree from FRCC will transfer to all public four-year colleges and universities in Colorado to fulfill most, if not all, general education requirements for Bachelor’s degrees. FRCC offers more than 125 courses in 34 subject areas approved for guaranteed transfer.

Tuition Savings

Our annual tuition and fees are 55 percent less than the average tuition and fees at Colorado's public four-year schools in the Denver-Boulder-Fort Collins metro areas. Completing two years of college at FRCC would save you $12,000! See current tuition rates.

Quality Faculty

We’ve got great teachers. They come to us with great passion for what they do. They make classroom subjects real and exciting.

Personal Attention

At FRCC you won't be lost in the crowd. Our average class size is less than 20 students. You can expect to learn a lot and have a great time doing it in small classes where you get lots of personal interaction.

Comparable Courses

Our courses transfer to four-year colleges because the coursework is the same. You will be taking the same classes as a student in the same major at a four-year school, but within a much smaller class size with direct interaction with your instructor. 

Multiple Locations

We have four convenient locations where classes are offered: Boulder County Campus in Longmont, Larimer Campus in Fort Collins, Westminster Campus and Brighton Center. We also offer more than 350 classes online so you can complete courses on your own schedule.

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